Big renovations, like raising children, are mostly fun at the very beginning and the very end. The ‘teenage’ years of both (or so I’ve heard) are best to just block out. At the beginning you are busy pulling together the art direction, trolling for inspiration, playing with color palettes, and prematurely buying crazy awesome pieces. It’s stupidly fun.
But then you get told that you have to move all the plumbing and that the electrical inspector is putting you behind two weeks and that the air conditioning is 10 times the amount of the original quote. And don’t even mention the word ‘permit’ on site. It’s all fine, doable, and par for the course, but the middle part of a major job is just full of logistics, coordination, codes, permits, and general annoying minutiae. Man, I hate minutiae.
So here’s what is happening, friends. We got us some dope art:
The mood board of finishes is getting solidified (although a few wallpapers from Farrow and Ball are missing on that bad boy):
Resources: Paint colors ‘Mere Green’ and ‘Teresas Green, ‘ both from Farrow and Ball. Lotus Wallpaper, Farrow and Ball. Hudson Valley Jasper Sconce (black) and Hudson Valley Cortland Sconce, both from LampsPlus. All the other pieces — mirrors, tables and molding are custom made, designed by me and my team.
Meanwhile I’m getting my flea market on:
The vintage furniture hoarding is in FULL force. These beauties above are now at the upholsterers getting into some of the most delectable fabrics ever. About 15 more pieces are headed to get redone.
But that’s not even the best part. Stop what you are doing and marvel at the stained glass panels that we are having made by Judson Studios:
I’ve never been so excited about one single design element in a space I’ve worked on. There are 12 of them and they are incredible. That’s Tim up there, from Judson Studios, who was the designer that helped me come up with the design and color palette. Gosh darn genius, that guy.
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So what ya’ll think about The Fig House? Get engaged again, folks, because this is the place to get married, folks.